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Lot 9

Estimate: 1'000 CHF   |   Starting price: 800 CHF Price realized: 800 CHF
The Roman Republic
Imperatorial Issues
Q. Caecilius Metellus Pius Scipio. Denarius, Africa 47-46, AR 3.80 g. Q·METEL Laureate head of Jupiter r.; below, PIVS. Rev. SCIPIO Elephant r.; in exergue, IMP. Babelon Caecilia 47. Sydenham 1046. Sear Imperators 45. RBW 1601. Crawford 459/1.
A portrait of unusually fine style for the issue and a lovely old cabinet tone. Extremely fine
Ex J. Schulman 233, 1960, 1124 and Triton XVI, 2013, A.K., 862 sales.

I already owned this piece (see NAC 86, Gasvoda part I) when Steve Rubinger put this example in his catalogue. I decided to add this as a duplicate because the quality is unusually nice. I particularly liked the reverse as everything is perfectly centered and fully detailed. A really neat example of an otherwise common type. MSG.

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